Posts Tagged "Inspiration"

Increase Your Writing Productivity (part 4): the power of rhythm

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Writers, Writing Resources | 9 comments

Hello, Dear Readers! I’m back from my desert adventure and am now a Real Adult (as marked by turning 30). Huzzah! More importantly, I’m returned to the blog so we can continue the Increase Your Writing Productivity blog series. If you’re just joining the series, then make sure you read the earlier posts so that today’s makes sense: The Productivity Pyramid The Power of Ritual The Power of Routine This week, I’m talking about rhythm (I have the hardest time spelling that word. EVERY TIME, I type it wrong). This is the third step on the Productivity Pyramid, and...

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Increase Your Writing Productivity (part 3): the power of routine

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Inspiration, Writers, Writing Resources | 10 comments

Ah, routine. The second step on the Productivity Pyramid. In case you’re new to the series, you can learn more here: The Productivity Pyramid The Power of Ritual Now back to routine. I almost made this the base of the Productivity Pyramid because it can be so powerful for productivity–and not just creative productivity, but for all aspects of your life. Ultimately, though, I settled on ritual as the base because I realize not everyone can routinize their everyday life. Also, rituals can allow you to reach creative flow at any point in the day–something a routine is not able...

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Increase Your Writing Productivity (part 2): the power of ritual

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Inspiration, Writers, Writing Resources | 25 comments

Last week, I introduced my Productivity Pyramid (that isn’t a pyramid at all, but I just can’t let go of the lovely alliteration from 2 p’s, you know?). This week, I’m focusing on what I think is the most important part of that pyramid–the base upon which all the other R-words are built. Yeah, that’s right: Ritual. A ritual is (according to Merriam-Webster) “an act or series of acts done in a particular situation and in the same way each time.” Rituals are INCREDIBLY powerful tools, and they can be the key to unlocking some great habits. But...

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Increase Your Writing Productivity (part 1): the productivity pyramid

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Inspiration, Writers, Writing Resources | 0 comments

As promised in the FRAB to Fab series on my personal blog, I’m doing a spin-off series on increasing your writing productivity. Today is an introduction to what I call the Productivity Pyramid…Except that it’s not really a pyramid at all, but rather an upside-down triangle (as you can see below). STILL, you get the idea. The top of the triangle–ritual–is what I consider to be the most important technique for increasing creative output. Then each technique beneath that builds on the one before. Make sense? It will, I promise. And if you check back on my personal...

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From FRAB to Fab (part 4): the best laid plans of FRABs and men

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Writers, Writing Resources | 9 comments

As I promised last week, we are finally going to befriend the FRABs (Fear-Related Artistic Blocks) for good. No more yelling at them or shoving the poor guys aside–we’re hugging them close this week. In fact, we’re not just embracing our FRABs, we’re going to learn from them and use them as fuel in our current creative endeavors. But first, make sure you’ve read the first posts in this series (and at least looked at/thought about the Homework Assignments): From FRAB to Fab (part 1): the oft-forgotten culprit behind writer’s block From FRAB to Fab (part 2):...

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